I, among many other friends support charities and worthy causes during our spare time. Below are some charities that we have either donated or helped with Handicapped swimming Dolphine therapy Chairty for the blind Clic Children with M.E. SOS Act on Aids Once a year, I and a few others tried to devote a week or so towards volunteer work. We have been abroad with this and met many other people who have the same thoughts towards this subject. I was introduced to this site via a friend and have read a few threads; I can say that it has given me a few chuckles! I am attempting to start up a charity. I am not too sure on what I want to base my charity on as of yet, so my thoughts to any one reading are this: * What denotes a decent charity? * What causes would be easier to support by a small founder? * What would stand out in advertising about a charity to yourself? I know this is a big step but one that I, along with other willing parties believe in. This may not be interesting to others. Helping people/children to do something that only "normal" people can do, is such a good feeling. Seeing a smile on a childâs face can say so much.